This is a general tour guide of the Bahamas, places to stay, where to go, dive sites, sailing, hiking, biking, tourist info, etc. and some general lore about the islands. Published 1996. Somewhat out of date now, but general info always valuable.
Excellent, extensive travel guide for Alaska Wilderness. "Detailed descriptions of 250 towns and bush villages and more than 50 state and National Parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and National Forests in Alaska."
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I usually like Anita Shreve's books, and was a little disappointed in the beginning when it seemed a very predictable sort of story. However, the twists and turns came along and I ended up feeling it was up to Shreve's usual high standards.
Thoroughly enjoyed this chatty book! Kuralt goes on a 12-month tour of America, staying in a different region each month. He describes the people, local culture and surroundings of each in a most engaging, personal manner.
This is an amazing tale, graphic and sad, but speaks in a true voice of the hardships pioneers of the period suffered. I found some of the weather information sections a bit too lengthy and detailed for my taste, but certainly some scientific explanations were necessary to understand the inconceivably powerful forces at work the day of the blizzard. The author did extensive research in both factual and oral histories. Most of the book does read as a novel, and proves the point that a true story can be even more riveting than fiction! All in all, a great read for anyone interested in history and our westward expansion.
Great ideas for day trips! On the back: "...here are detailed descriptions of a full 40 New England trips, each a Yankee favorite, and each lasting a day or less. Whether with family or friends, you'll find art galleries, exciting gondola rides, relaxing boat trips, elaborate mansions, and museums with everything from dog sleds to dinasaurs. Each trip introduces you to still another facet of New England's unique character."
Back of the book description: "Learn to attract the birds you love by filling their needs for food, water, shelter, and nesting sites. learn to buy or make birdhouses that will attract your favorite birds. Ideas for birdbaths, pools, and plantings that attract birds to your home and garden."
I have not used, but on the back: "A complete, up-to-date book about American and international cheeses and how to recognize and buy them, as well as over 130 recipes, including many from famous personalities, for cooking with cheese...Edward Edelman is the owner of the Ideal Cheese Shop at 1205 Second Avenue, New York; he has contributed to Food and Wine and the New York Times, and has taught courses at the New School. Susan Grodnick is a professional food writer who wrote the Four Seasons' Spa Cuisine with Seppi Renggli as well as articles for Elle, Food and Wine and other publications."
The plot is very uncomplicated (perhaps even sappy) and predictable. However, I did enjoy the very graphic descriptions of the wagon train during its trek across the plains. Those were quite good, I thought.
This is a wonderful book! So many layers! The characterizations are so carefully drawn, and so human. Frailties are exposed, yet in ways that are so understandable from different points of view. This book will be around and enjoyed for a long time.